Buying via apps? You may be paying more!

If your mobile phone has dozen of apps that provides you the facility of ordering food, booking a cab or a movie ticket, shopping online, or whatever, then you are probably more for the same products and services than if you had ordered or booked the conventional way.

May 28, 2017 03:05 IST India Infoline News Service

If your mobile phone has dozen of apps that provides you the facility of ordering food, booking a cab or a movie ticket, shopping online, or whatever, then you are probably more for the same products and services than if you had ordered or booked the conventional way.

No doubt, mobile apps are very convenient and come in handy when you are on the go or are hard-pressed for time. But if you have got into the habit of using these apps all the time, then you are paying more unnecessarily. If the amount spent on the products or services you buy through your mobile apps is substantial, you could save a substantial sum over time if you could discard this habit of using apps for your purchases.

The reason is that the convenience of using apps does not come for free. So, if you order a cab every day using a mobile app, the fare you pay is always higher than the taxi or rickshaw fare. Then, if you order food at your office or home using the app, the charge you pay for the same items is usually higher than the restaurant around the corner because usually only high-end restaurants have the facility to order over the mobile app. Then, again, if you book a movie ticket over the mobile app, you may have to pay ‘convenience charge’, which is in a way a charge for the convenience of booking via the app. Also, when you have an app for shopping, you cannot resist the shopping binge and you end up buying unnecessary things.

So, it is prudent to do away with unnecessary apps in your mobile and keep only those that you need use when necessary.

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